Boston Chapter Ultimate Event
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boston Chapter Driving EventAutocross Series
Sunday, Oct 14, 2012
7:00 am - 5:00 pmEvent Registration
Registration Closed on Oct 7Location
Ayer, MAEvent Registrar
autoX@boston-bmwcca.orgEvent CoordinatorChristo Tinkov
Note: this event ended in the past. The data on this page is presented for historical reasons only, and the data may be outdated and/or links may not work.
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The 2012 Autocross Series is open to Boston Chapter BMW CCA members. If you are not a member of the Boston Chapter BMW CCA, you may join for only $48 per year. If you are a BMW CCA member, you may add the Boston Chapter to your current membership.
Drivers who do not show up for events or who don't follow the rules may be banned from the Autocross Series.
Due to a variety of reasons, most importantly safety, we will continue to run only ONE course per event this year.
We will be running registration much more like a Driving School. You must register for each event separately. After you are accepted for the event, you will be sent an Acceptance email, which will also contain payment details. The Boston Chapter will be using PayPal to accept payment for this event. Payment for each event is due as soon as the PayPal request is received. Failure to pay within a reasonable timeframe will result in your registration cancellation so waitlisted drivers would be given an opportunity to participate. There will be no refunds under any circumstances.
The charge for each Autocross event is $45. You will be sent a payment request via email if you are accepted for this event. Payment for each event is due as soon as the PayPal request is received. Failure to pay within a reasonable timeframe will result in your registration cancellation so waitlisted drivers would be given an opportunity to participate.
If a driver can not make an event and contacts the registrar at least five days in advance they will not be Red Listed. After a second time on the Red List, the driver will be not allowed to register for a Boston Chapter Autocross event for four (4) events, including going into the following year's season.
The message should be clear: only register if you're absolutely positive you'll be there. For more information, please see Eligibility and Registration.
The goal is to have a new course every event. Driver's meeting is at 8:00 am sharp. Strict scheduling is required if we are to run more cars per course than last year. Miss the Driver's meeting, and you cannot run.
Two run groups will be the format for 2012. There may be no lunch breaks under this format. Please plan to eat between runs or while working on the corse.
Continued for 2012: All competitors will need to pass a Tech Inspection. However, every driver will have a choice: New or casual competitors in either BMWs or other makes will be able to tech as usual. The morning of EACH event get into the Tech line and have your car teched. Or, for more serious competitors there is a process which will lead to an Annual Tech sticker:
If a BMW driver wishes to qualify for the season's championship within their respective classes, they will need to complete and turn in an Inspection and Modifications Form (IMF). The IMF will need to be completed and brought to the first event. The IMF includes a full disclosure of modifications, a calculation of points, and intended autocross class.
Autocross staff will give the car a tech inspection, successful completion of which will result in a 2012 Tech Sticker. After you have your 2012 Tech Sticker, no further tech inspection will be needed for the season. The only exception will be cars running R-compound tires which will require a wheel bearing check each event.
Non-BMW drivers may also have their cars teched once and receive an Annual Tech Inspection sticker. No IMF form is required for non-BMWs.
Meanwhile, if you're a casual autocrosser, perhaps a first timer who just wants to come out and have a bit of fun and try the sport, simply find your model and year on the “Model Grid”, fill in the IMF, register and show up. We'll perform a safety inspection and you'll be ready to go.
Click here to get the 2012 Model Grid.
The 2012 schedule includes eight Timed Events, two Autocross Schools, an Evolution School and a special event dedicated to John MacDonald. Because there are 8 events in the season, you will have to get points in at least 4 events to qualify for a trophy.
More 2012 Autocross Series Information
- Classes, Points, and Trophies: Car classification, season points, and trophies awarded.
- Eligibility and Registration: Driver eligibility, event registration, no-show policy, cancellations, and refunds.
- Day Of Event Information: Daily autocross schedule, visitor policy, tech inspections, work policy, and course assignment.
- Directions To Site: Directions to the autocross site.
- Car Classification: Determine your car's autocross class.